Rupert Ingrams

After working with Le Theatre des Ombres in Toulouse for 10 years I have now decided to create my own theatre company :

 

The Dancing Firefly

 

Our speciality is shadow work although other related fields of interest include storytelling, music making, mask work and clown.

I have created five shows for children :

 

  • The Princess Labam (an Indian Tale)
  • The Fisherman and His Wife (Brothers Grimm)
  • The Story of Perseus (Greek Myth)
  • Ombure The Crocodile (African Tale)
  • Shadowplay (original creation)

 

I have performed at The Avignon Festival, The Festival Incanti (Turin, Italy), Sao Paolo (Brazil), St Aubin (Toulouse), and The Venice Carnival. Before going into puppetry I trained as an actor with Rene Gouzenne (Toulouse), Maurice Sarrazin (Paris) and Philippe Gaulier (London).

 

I aim to create a world in which children can have the freedom to dream and develop their imagination. Shows are often appreciated by adults as well!